Exchanging and retaining information about current and historical events is critical for local governments. However, it is easy to breach copyright laws by inadvertently copying and sharing content without permission.
Most literary works are covered by copyright. If your employees copy and share text, tables, graphs or images that were created by others, they’ll usually need permission from the copyright owner to do so. This includes content from:
Research conducted by independent market research agency FiftyFive5 shows that:
Our Copyright Licence for Local Governments gives your staff the freedom to legally copy and share third party literary content. As we pay royalties to the creators whose works you reuse, you’ll foster the creation of new content which will benefit your organisation in the future.
Specifically tailored to the sector, our Copyright Licence for Local Governments gives you the right to copy and share hard copy and digital content*, including:
Enjoy a fast and unencumbered flow of information
One licence covers copyright material from millions of sources
All of your staff can legally reuse our members’ content*
Share Australian newspaper articles outside council
Create a culture that allows employees to share material freely
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Share this information with colleagues by downloading our Copyright Licence Guide for Local Government.